Friday, November 08, 2002
Well. Here's an interesting story: Gun-toting Gomer Gets Ground Squirrel. Apparently the rodent in question was in a state of permanent rage and was hassling the town of Knutsford, England. Perhaps it was Irish:
LONDON (Reuters) - A squirrel which terrorized a British town by attacking people has been shot and killed by the grandfather of its latest victim.
Geoff Horth, enraged by the squirrel biting his two-year-old grand-daughter Kelsi Morley on the face, took up his airgun and hunted down the rogue rodent, the Sun newspaper said on Friday.
"When I tracked him down I was surprised how big he was. He came down a tree and headed for me, but I shot him before he jumped," the 61-year-old school caretaker told the newspaper.
The bad-tempered squirrel's reign of terror in the town of Knutsford in central England had made parents frightened to let their children out to play.
Somehow it all sounds like a third-rate horror movie.